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Doug Henwood 03.09.2009 09:17
De mortuis: Teddy Kennedy & dereg
What a remarkable achivement: a policy that has led to huge losses for both labor and capital. And any tribute to Teddy Kennedy that omits his prominent role in this disaster is incomplete.

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Workers Action 02.09.2009 18:20
How to Lower the U.S. Deficit Without Killing Social Security
When it was recently announced that the federal deficit was $2 trillion higher than previously estimated, corporate vultures — after years of high-altitude circling — began their descent.

The dying entity they're after is the U.S. social safety net — Social Security, Medicare, etc. Years of waiting have finally paid off; the long awaited pretext for scavenging has arrived in the huge federal deficit.

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Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions http://www.squeakyw 02.09.2009 13:24
After Holding Back, Peace Groups Prepare to Confront Obama on Afghan War Escalation
After Holding Back, Peace Groups Prepare to Confront Obama on Afghan War Escalation

Interview with Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink Women for Peace and Global Exchange, conducted by Scott Harris

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not tonto 30.08.2009 18:47
Colonial Capitalism Reality
Neat little shops all laid out. Everything for sale by cash or plastic. Price not negotiable but payment is. Who's worth more than the money they spend?

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Deborah Kellman 30.08.2009 10:46
Sharing Spaces
Deborah Kellman is a postmodern theorist. In this article, she discusses the notions of shared and multifunctional spaces, using both architectural and cyberspace metaphors.

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Ann Garrison 29.08.2009 10:36
Privatizing California: S.B. 792
Candlestick State Recreation Area, on San Francisco Bay If the state privatizes our Candlestick Point Park, then, as budget crises worsen at every level, what's next? What's to stop the privatization of every park in California? The federal government has,since the Reagan era, championed the privatization of everything from prisons to HUD foreclosure counseling, so, if California joins the rush to privatize, how long will it be before we're told we have to put up with a coal-fired power plant generating electricity for a uranium mining operation in Death Valley National Monument, just like those in Saharan Niger, because, otherwise, we just can't afford the park anymore?

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rAT 29.08.2009 08:31
Death of Ted Kennedy- MSM Continues the Kennedy Murder Coverups as America "Mourns".
Is there no end to the hypocrisy just under the surface as America canonizes the last remaining Kennedy brother?

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black flag 28.08.2009 23:01
Interview: Impressions of the North American anarchist movement
An interview with Andrew Flood about the impressions of the North American anarchist movement he formed during his 2007/2008 44 city tour of the US and Canada. The interviews ends with questions about the comparison of the movement in Ireland with that in Britian and the promotion of anarchism via the internet. This was submitted and published in Black Flag.

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Dan Drake 28.08.2009 16:21
National Security Versus CIA Ethics
The National Security of the United States is plagued by several deep-rooted problems that lead to expectations on intelligence personnel that are unjustified and highly corrupting.

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Community RNC Arrestee Support Structure 28.08.2009 11:11
RNC One-Year Anniversary Info Packet Now Available
In anticipation of the one-year anniversary of the 2008 RNC in St. Paul, Minnesota, we've compiled this packet for the media and other interested observers.

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Sudhama Ranganathan 28.08.2009 04:57
Has the First Shoe Dropped Yet?
The phrase "still waiting for the other shoe to drop" usually evokes images of something happening so satisfying and desirable we can't help but wonder when the yang of the present yin will emerge. Those who elected for President Obama and the Democratic majority did so believing in change . It was believed believed much of what was promised would be followed through on. Among those things were stable guidance through what we knew would be a painful economic recovery, but also closure to the pain of the previous administration's taking their position for granted. We were all searching for the best way to tie up the loose ends of the past eight years. We wanted to be assured that which seemed so out of character for our country would not be repeated and that we could move forward now.

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Ann Frances 27.08.2009 15:18
Ducks Flying the Pacific Flyway, our Fancy Brothers
Snow Goose Millions of ducks, geese and swans travel the Pacific Flyway, a road in the sky that leads from Canada through Washington, Oregon, and California, and inland through Idaho, Montana and Wyoming. These birds are shot down in the millions also. Instead of shooting them, we should lay down the weapons and help them to live on the earth, that we share with them.

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Workers Action 25.08.2009 18:08
World Bankers Agree: The Recession is Over…Maybe
Few would consider the opinions of the world's central bankers to be unbiased or even accurate. These self-proclaimed wise men of international finance didn't see the recession coming until it blew up in their faces - a blast that destroyed their credibility.

Nevertheless, it is interesting to hear them talk, not because they're fun to listen to, but because of "the messaging" that rich investors use religiously in placing their stock market bets, while the rest of us are given a calming sermon, so that the bankers' lackeys - the politicians - may continue ruining the country uncontested.

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William Hughes 25.08.2009 06:40
The Smearing of Mary Robinson
Mary Robinson The Israel Worshippers (IWs) are clever! As I write, 1.5 million Gazans are languishing under Israeli occupation. The IDF's siege of Gaza from Dec. 27, 2008 to Jan. 18, 2009, took about 1,400 innocent lives. To change the subject from Gaza, the IWs orchestrated a campaign against Mary Robinson, whom President Obama had nominated for a "medal of freedom." The IWs' campaign failed. Ms. Robinson got her medal and the focus remains on Gaza.

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Gary Sudborough 23.08.2009 14:27
Rob Us If You Must, But Socialism Scares Us
A possible explanation of why Americans are so complacent as they are massively robbed by the capitalists time after time.

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eparanza 23.08.2009 11:32
PDX Vegan Prom Report
Report Lounge NOT vegan friendly!

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Thomas 22.08.2009 22:47
Are you as tired of alchoholics as I am?
No this is not a L. Ron Hubbard/Scientology rant - I'm just tired of dealing with people who fuck up everything/one around them because of drinking.

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Bison 22.08.2009 18:51
Zerzan Speaks about the Anarchism and Christianity Conference
On Tuesday, John Zerzan, who was one of our key speakers at this years anarchism and Christianity conference, took up nearly half of his show to talk about the conference this past weekend. Sometimes when Zerzan goes to conferences, he comes back and goes on his radio show and says it was a waste of time, the conference was a bunch of liberal reformists who didn't even want to hear what he had to say. That was not his reaction to the Jesus Radical Conference.

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Bison 22.08.2009 13:55
Zerzan speaks about Anarchism and Christianity Conference
On Tuesday, John Zerzan, who was one of our key speakers at this years anarchism and Christianity conference, took up nearly half of his show to talk about the conference this past weekend. Sometimes when Zerzan goes to conferences, he comes back and goes on his radio show and says it was a waste of time, the conference was a bunch of liberal reformists who didn't even want to hear what he had to say. That was not his reaction to the Jesus Radical Conference.

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Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions 21.08.2009 19:40
Limited Torture Probe would Undermine U.S. Obligation Under International Law
Limited Torture Probe would Undermine U.S. Obligation Under International Law

Interview with Scott Horton, a contributing editor at Harper's Magazine and a lecturer at Columbia University Law School, conducted by Scott Harris

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Brent Herbert 21.08.2009 14:24
The Living Resurrection: A Scientific Experiment
And now for something completely different This page can be viewed with the graphics files intact here http://www.awitness.org/reflections/indypost.html

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rAT 21.08.2009 10:48
Health Care Protests are Grass Roots Movement- Not Right Wing
Ignore Democratic Party Propaganda

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Kristin Schall 21.08.2009 07:38
“To Wait Anymore is Madness,” A Review of The Coming Insurrection
If readers are looking for a guidebook of insurrectionary tactics, this is not the book, but if they are looking for a spark of insurrectionary ideas to jar them out of political complacency than this book is worth reading.

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Ann Garrison 20.08.2009 21:27
Peace Now? Not without national health care
Health industry contributions to Dems exceeded those to Reeps in 2008-2009. Single payer dead; public option dead. More people dead, every day, because they can't afford a doc, a drug, or an operation. Health industry contributions to politicians up up up. Up ours.

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Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions http://www.squeakyw 20.08.2009 19:21
Key Provision of Employee Free Choice Act in Jeopardy Interview with Mark Brenner, direct
Key Provision of Employee Free Choice Act in Jeopardy

Interview with Mark Brenner, director of Labor Notes, conducted by Melinda Tuhus

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Relay 19.08.2009 22:21
Congress Deadlocked Over How To Not Provide Health Care
WASHINGTON—After months of committee meetings and hundreds of hours of heated debate, the United States Congress remained deadlocked this week over the best possible way to deny Americans health care.

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Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions 19.08.2009 18:51
Rise of Extreme Right Anti-Government Groups Seen at Health Care Protests
Rise of Extreme Right Anti-Government Groups Seen at Health Care Protests

Interview with Chip Berlet, senior analyst with Political Research Associates, conducted by Scott Harris

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Workers Action 18.08.2009 17:54
It's Official: Healthcare Reform is Dead
The "transparent government" that President Obama guaranteed during his electoral campaign has become yet another broken promise. On August 14th, the Huffington Post revealed a memo containing details of "the deal" that Obama cut with health care mega-corporations in secret White House meetings. And although the White House denies the authenticity of the memo, the details are consistent with earlier reports from other national media outlets.

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Ann Frances 18.08.2009 13:15
Sea Lions Starving off California Coast this summer
Starving Young Sea Lion Sea Lions that live off the coast of California have been starving and dying by the hundreds this summer, because of commercial overfishing. The California Dept of Fish and Wildlife should be overseeing the welfare of the seals for the seals' sake as well as from a general ecological standpoint.

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Gabriel Sawma 17.08.2009 18:59
The Wali (Guardian) in Islamic Marriages According to the Hanafi Jurisprudence
In Islamic marriages, the wali (guardian) has an important role to play. This article discusses the responsibility of the wali according to the Hanafi jurisprudence.

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Izzy 17.08.2009 14:43
PETA turns to sizeism instead of focusing on sexism
Their f*cked up advertising WTF is up with PETA? Their lastest billboard in Jacksonville, Florida depicts a heavy-set woman in a bikini and says, "Save the Whales; Lose the Blubber: Go Vegetarian." Personally, if I could stand the idea of putting the cooked flesh of a creature into my mouth, I would go out and buy a hamburger right now just to spite them.

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By SP-USA 16.08.2009 20:39
Report from a Town Hall Health Care Meeting
In recent months the health care debate has reached a fevered pitch as all sides clamber to be heard.Missing from this debate are the millions of us
Read More:  http://socialistwebzine.blogspot.com/2009/08/socialist-attends-town-hall-health-care.html

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Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions 16.08.2009 19:06
Venezuela Transfers Private Radio Licenses to Community Media Groups
Venezuela Transfers Private Radio Licenses to Community Media Groups

Interview with Gregory Wilpert, sociologist and author, conducted by Scott Harris

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Mary Birmingham 16.08.2009 13:06
Open Letter to Congressman DeFazio on Health Care
Mr. DeFazio I attended your town hall meeting on health care in Cave Junction and was not impressed. I went to defend you against the right wing, and ended up agreeing with them. Why should we pay taxes for the insurance companies to get windfall profits? We need real health care reform and the public option is just more of the same.

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Stewart A. Alexander 16.08.2009 11:11
Stewart Alexander: Same-Sex Marriage Rights Can’t Wait
The leadership within the Peace and Freedom Party wants a measure to support same-sex marriage on the ballot in 2010. Kevin Akin says, "The fight for human rights is back on the ballot for 2010, and if it fails, then 2012."

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Lew Church, Progressive Student Union 16.08.2009 11:07
RESISTING TRIMET GUTTING OF FARELESS SQUARE
At the next meeting of Transit Riders Union, 6pm, Chit Chat Cafe at PSU, 1906 SW Sixth next to Hot Lips Pizza, community members are welcome to brainstorm both on the failures of TriMet to preserve Fareless Square and bus and MAX service, and strategy and tactics activist Portlanders can take both to counter and reverse TriMet mismanagement, as well as have the TriMet board elected by voters rather than being appointed by Oregon's governor, as is the case now.

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The Revolutionary Anti-Imperialist Movement- Denver 15.08.2009 01:05
Movie Review: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is a Hollywood action movie packed with CGI-enhanced martial arts; explosions; sci-fi hi-tech weapons; chase scenes and topped off with near superhuman 'good' and 'bad guys.' Typical of Hollywood-type action movies, the plot centers around preventing the bad guys from attaining global dominance. G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, like another summer blockbuster, Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, is one of many movies that promotes militarism and by extension imperialism.

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Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions 14.08.2009 19:49
Media Coverage of Health Care Debate Emphasizes Drama Over Substance
Media Coverage of Health Care Debate Emphasizes Drama Over Substance

Interview with Peter Hart, activism director with Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, conducted by Scott Harris

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Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee 14.08.2009 13:54
U.S. imperialism out of Afghanistan and Pakistan!
A new leaflet from SAIC denouncing the U.S.-led war and occupation in Afghanistan, and the expansion of the war into Pakistan.

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Workers Action 13.08.2009 18:13
Cracks Emerging in NAFTA
The once-solid North American Free Trade Act (NAFTA) is starting to show its age. The 1994 trade agreement that laid the foundation for the economic/political integration of North America is encountering serious internal ruptures, threatening future "progress."

The problems are numerous: fights over trade, immigration, and military cooperation are all issues that Obama recently discussed in Mexico with his NAFTA partners, Mexico and Canada. The annual meeting that usually delivers plans for additional integration was instead used to remedy these heated issues, none of which were fully solved.

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Long Haul Rail 13.08.2009 04:32
Saifee Durbar: A Plan for African Self-Sufficiency
Saif Durbar, based in London, plans to span Africa with an east-west railroad, enhancing the continent's self sufficiency and aiding the people of Darfur!

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Internet Surfer 11.08.2009 13:03
Xe or Blackwater Inc.
Wouldn't you know, a christian by the name of Erik Prince, Founder of this mercenary group that w hired to work in Iraq to do things our troops would have surely been charged with "War Crimes" but got away with it while w was still in office.

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Jody Paulson 11.08.2009 08:04
What do Willie Nelson, Rosie O'Donnell and Charlie Sheen have in common?
They all question the official story of what happened on 9-11.

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Workers Action 10.08.2009 23:06
A Cure for an Ailing Economy: Taxing the Rich
Healthcare isn't the only social ill in the U.S. that needs a serious remedy. The list is long and growing: state budget crises, unemployment, infrastructure, education, housing, food assistance, etc. These are all things that must be paid for, but the money seems to be in short supply. When a country is in as much debt as the U.S., - $12 trillion and counting — the tasks at hand seem all but unachievable.

And this is exactly what many politicians would like you to believe.

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Stewart A. Alexander 10.08.2009 17:39
Alexander: Jerry Brown Creating Public Phobia Regarding Marijuana
California Attorney General Jerry Brown has made the assumption that if marijuana becomes legal, society will start getting stone and will become less competitive. Many of the gubernatorial candidates from the real Left dismiss Brown's phony claims and believe legalizing marijuana will be a benefit to society, our economy, and will help California generate revenues.

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Aladdin Elaasar 10.08.2009 11:47
Is Egypt Stable?
Now in his eighties, Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has ruled Egypt with an iron fist since 1981; he has turned Egypt into a police state rivaling Syria's or Tunisia's, with a security force numbering nearly two million.

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TORTURED 100 10.08.2009 09:14
MORE ON ONE OF CHICAGO'S FINEST
New report on Jerome Finnigan

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Dana Gabriel 10.08.2009 05:52
Towards a North American Energy Corridor
A North American energy strategy is being implemented, one that clearly favors the U.S. and there are fears that Canada and Mexico could become nothing more than resource colonies.

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Gary Sudborough 06.08.2009 12:51
The World's Largest Parasites
Why a universal single payer health plan is the only logical answer to the health crisis in the United States. The insurance companies are giant parasites and need to be abolished totally.

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Professor Gabriel Sawma 06.08.2009 10:24
The Dowry in Islamic marriages
Professor Gabriel Sawma In the Islamic marriage, the bride may bring "jihaz" (dowry) to the house. Contrary to the popular view that Islamic mahr is a dowry; it is not. Because the mahr is mandated by the Quran and is part or the Islamic Shari'a; the dowry is optional. This article deals with the jihaz.

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Lone Vet 06.08.2009 09:44
Was Lincoln Wrong?
I love this guy----but Just Wonderning

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repost 05.08.2009 22:37
Docs urge House to pass single payerþ
Physicians for a National Health Program: Finally a Vote on Single Payer
House vote on single payer will be historic first, doctors' group says
Physicians call on lawmakers to 'do the right thing' on health reform

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Douglas Lain 05.08.2009 21:55
An interview with David Laibman on the source of the Financial Crisis
A conversation with David Laibman: Professor of Economics at Brooklyn College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He is the Editor of Science & Society, the longest continuously published journal of Marxist scholarship, in any language, in the world, and the author of Deep History: A Study in Social Evolution and Human Potential(2007). He is also a fingerstyle guitarist.

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SP-USA 05.08.2009 08:58
Obama's Doctor Supports Single-Payer! - Socialist WebZine, August 4, 2009
* Obama's Doctor Supports Single-Payer!

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Distributed by Squeaky Wheel Productions 04.08.2009 19:27
Henry Louis Gates Jr.-Police Incident Reveals America's Unresolved Issues of Race and Clas
Henry Louis Gates Jr.-Police Incident Reveals America's Unresolved Issues of Race and Class

Interview with David Kairys, professor of constitutional law at Temple Law School, conducted by Scott Harris

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Roderick T. Long 04.08.2009 18:31
How Government Solved the Health Care Crisis
Medical Insurance that Worked — Until Government "Fixed" It

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Workers Action 04.08.2009 18:01
Why the U.S. Government Hates Venezuela
The propaganda wheels are turning fast. The barrage of anti-Venezuela misinformation that began while Bush was in office has intensified in recent months. Not a week goes by without the U.S. mainstream media running at least one story about the "dictatorial" Venezuelan government. Historically, the U.S. government's foreign policy "coincidentally" matches the opinion of the media and vice versa.

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Richard Mellor 03.08.2009 18:37
Workers can take advantage of a serious crisis too.
Capitalists aren't the only ones that should be taking advantage of a good crisis. Workers shouldn't let a crisis go to waste either.

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Ann Frances 03.08.2009 17:39
Activism for Animals and Human Evolution
Activists are the modern day versions of the religious lawkeepers and knights of the past, guiding humans in their evolution.

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Kevin Akin 03.08.2009 15:14
The Political Situation and the Independent Left
Presentation by Stewart Alexander to PFP National Organizing Conference

San Francisco, California
August 1, 2009

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